Chicago Fire Power Rankings: MLS Round 26

With only ten games remaining, the Men in Red have reached The Final Countdown...(photo: chicago-fire.com)

With only ten games remaining, the Men in Red have reached The Final Countdown (photo: chicago-fire.com)

OTF aggregates the power rankings and visits with the MLS pundits to see what they say about our Chicago Fire…

HIT THE MUSIC!!!

 

Aggregate = 12.1/19 ( -1.5 from two weeks ago)

ESPN FC  (11)

“Chicago is hanging in there thanks to Friday’s win over SKC and is just two points out of the final playoff spot in the East. Two games into his MLS career, Egidio Arevalo Rios looks like a stellar pickup for Frank Klopas’ side.”

Stellar indeed. Keep Hope Alive!

MLSsoccer.com (11)

“At the start of August, the Fire hadn’t beaten a playoff team. At the end of August, they’d taken nine of a possible 12 points in four straight against playoff teams. They are officially for real.”

Fo’ realz.

Seattle Times (12)

“Win vs. KC came on the first goal from one of the league’s great names: Hunter Jumper”

What’s a better MLS name, Hunter Jumper or Sal Zizzo? You decide.

Soccer America (12)

“Hunter Jumper got the start in place of an injured Bakary Soumare, and stooped to head home a Mike Magee knockback for his first MLS goal.”

Stoop to Score: a Jumper signature move?

Sports Illustrated (13)

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Sunday’s a big one indeed. Huge.

NBC Sports Pro Soccer Talk (13)

“The team helped tamp down the brush fires from last week’s PR kerfuffle with a big 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City. Mike Magee’s scoring spigot, once flowing so fluidly, has been shut off lately.”

Ah, but Magic Mike provided the assist on the goal my friend. Helping feet are just as important as scoring feet. Am I right?

Bleacher Report (13) 

“The man with one of the best names in the league helped validate Chicago’s playoff chase on Friday night. Hunter Jumper scored in the 13th minute against Sporting to put the Fire within two points of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Fire will continue their playoff surge against Houston on Sunday at Toyota Park.”

But don’t forget Cacha Rios shutting things down in the back, and snuffing out the KC attack. 

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